• Important Executive Director Announcement from the NAWCC

    The NAWCC Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Mr. Rory McEvoy has been named Executive Director of the NAWCC. Rory is an internationally renowned horological scholar and comes to the NAWCC with strong credentials that solidly align with our education, fundraising, and membership growth objectives. He has a postgraduate degree in the conservation and restoration of antique clocks from West Dean College, and throughout his career, he has had the opportunity to handle some of the world’s most important horological artifacts, including longitude timekeepers by Harrison, Kendall, and Mudge.

    Rory formerly worked as Curator of Horology at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, where his role included day-to-day management of research and digitization projects, writing, public speaking, conservation, convening conferences, exhibition work, and development of acquisition/disposal and collection care policies. In addition, he has worked as a horological specialist at Bonhams in London, where he cataloged and handled many rare timepieces and built important relationships with collectors, buyers, and sellers. Most recently, Rory has used his talents to share his love of horology at the university level by teaching horological theory, history, and the practical repair and making of clocks and watches at Birmingham City University.

    Rory is a British citizen and currently resides in the UK. Pre-COVID-19, Rory and his wife, Kaai, visited HQ in Columbia, Pennsylvania, where they met with staff, spent time in the Museum and Library & Research Center, and toured the area. Rory and Kaai will be relocating to the area as soon as the immigration challenges and travel restrictions due to COVID-19 permit.

    Some of you may already be familiar with Rory as he is also a well-known author and lecturer. His recent publications include the book Harrison Decoded: Towards a Perfect Pendulum Clock, which he edited with Jonathan Betts, and the article “George Graham and the Orrery” in the journal Nuncius.

    Until Rory’s relocation to the United States is complete, he will be working closely with an on-boarding team assembled by the NAWCC Board of Directors to introduce him to the opportunities and challenges before us and to ensure a smooth transition. Rory will be participating in strategic and financial planning immediately, which will allow him to hit the ground running when he arrives in Columbia

    You can read more about Rory McEvoy and this exciting announcement in the upcoming March/April issue of the Watch & Clock Bulletin.

    Please join the entire Board and staff in welcoming Rory to the NAWCC community.

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  1. Jaap

    Brocot adjustment resolution

    Good luck with your project.
  2. Jaap

    Brocot adjustment resolution

    Perhaps you can make a bell stand at the backside of your movement.
  3. Jaap

    Brocot adjustment resolution

    when you use a spiral gong in stead of a bell, you have little room to manoeuvre with the pendulum. Oke I just looked at a Samuel Marty clock movement from the 1880s, and I noticed that they used a gong stand.
  4. Jaap

    Brocot adjustment resolution

    I have a lot of French clocks on wich i have to remove the bell and the pendulum to adjust the pendulum. No problem.
  5. Jaap

    Brocot adjustment resolution

    The brocot aduster should stick out the front dial. No problems to adjust. The bob adjustment was course, and the brocot adjustment was for fine tuning.
  6. Jaap

    Brocot adjustment resolution

    You can adjust the pendulembob with tiny amounts. Or remove the click spring on top.
  7. Jaap

    Brocot adjustment resolution

    I think you are missing the gear and the shaft to the front plate.
  8. Jaap

    Embarrassing Question - How To Properly Use This Winder

    Hi Rob and all members of this board, the very best wishes for the comming year. Due to the lockdown in the Netherlands, I had some time to spare, and made an upgrade for the Bergeon 4126 springwinder. This upgrade is for the open American spring. Btw the original winding handle was a crime...
  9. Jaap

    Advice for Newbie

    Hi Phil, welcome at this site. First to do is remove the wheel from the barrel. You can do this by twisting the wheel so the tabs will come free.
  10. Jaap

    Confused about ordering bushings?

    Hi Shut, I think 2 bushes staket on each other is not a brilliant idee. Where would the oil go? Between the 2 bushes. I think in this case it is better to use bush wire, wich you could cut in the needed length, like we used to do in frisian clocks.
  11. Jaap

    Help Broken dial foot

    It is a great example of out of the box thinking. Love it.
  12. Jaap

    Run to the warning too long?

    No harm done Dan. It was to good to let pass. In holland we say "het was een open deur in trappen. It was an kicking in an open door. I loved your reaction.
  13. Jaap

    Run to the warning too long?

    It was clean when I bought it
  14. Jaap

    Run to the warning too long?

    A piece of extandable sewertube works for me. And an in heigth adjustable chair.
  15. Jaap

    Help Trying to restart my Seth Thomas mantle clock

    It is all here.
  16. Jaap

    Help Strike train stalling on French movement

    Welcome Eddy, for what I can see is the bushing for the gathering palet worn out. Is there any bushing work done? Maybe the bushing is to tight.
  17. Jaap

    Help Ansonia Open Escapement strike train lagging

    I hope this will work for you.
  18. Jaap

    Help Ansonia Open Escapement strike train lagging

    Can you go for a less wider spring and somewhat stronger, so the spring is in the barrel. Is the bushing in the barrel oke or worn out? You have only one bushing to keep the barrel straight.
  19. Jaap

    Installing e-clips

    Jonard.com sells these E & C Clip Setter | Jonard
  20. Jaap

    Kienzie Movement

    Is the clock in beat? Is the anchor correctly adjusted? Just a guess.
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